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8:50 AM ET, March 20, 2008


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Clinton's Calendar and Vince Foster  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports on Clinton's White House schedules.  —  Among the many things Hillary Clinton's schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husband's presidential tenure — such as the death of Vince Foster.
Clinton's schedules reveal curious deletions … The early days of 1996 were tense times inside the Clinton White House.  On Jan. 4, the First Couple's top personal aide reported that she had stumbled upon Hillary Clinton's long-lost Rose Law Firm billing records—documents that had been requested …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Washington Post:
In Hillary Clinton's Datebook, A Shift  —  Events Less Lofty After Health-Care Debacle  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the White House with a schedule befitting a president, packed with policy sessions, meetings with senators and trips to promote an ambitious political agenda.
Discussion: Salon, Ben Smith's Blogs and The Page
The Politico:
HRC schedules give foes, allies ammunition  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's schedules during her White House days paint a picture of a presidential wife engrossed in the traditional role of the first lady while simultaneously pushing its limits.  —  The schedules, made public Wednesday …
Discussion: Washington Wire
Hillary Was in White House on ‘Stained Blue Dress’ Day
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Clinton Facing Narrower Path to Nomination  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton needs three breaks to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Senator Barack Obama in the view of her advisers.  —  She has to defeat Mr. Obama soundly in Pennsylvania next month to buttress …
USA Today:
Revote donors linked to Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Ten wealthy Democrats have offered to pay for a new presidential primary in Michigan — all with ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who showed up in the state Wednesday seeking a revote.  —  Five of the donors are listed on Clinton's campaign website as among her major fundraisers.
Discussion: New York Times
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
States' Data Obscure How Few Finish High School  —  JACKSON, Miss. — When it comes to high school graduation rates, Mississippi keeps two sets of books.  —  One team of statisticians working at the state education headquarters here recently calculated the official graduation rate …
James Walsh / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Plan gives federal No Child law more flexibility
Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:
Dept. Of Education Photo-Op Shuns Dems
Lanny Davis / The Huffington Post:
Two Questions for Senator Obama  —  I read Senator Obama's recent speech on race and Rev. Wright in Philadelphia several times and very carefully.  It was a great, even brilliant, speech.  I appreciate Senator Obama's willingness to tackle a difficult subject and to explain his complex reactions to some of Rev. Wright's sermons.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Anti-Obama video crafted by talk radio producer  —  A YouTube video mash-up that attacks Barack Obama on issues relating to his patriotism that has rocketed around the Internet in recent days was created in part by a prominent conservative talk radio producer.
Carol Platt Liebau / TownHall Blog:
The “Wright” Time  —  Well, after almost a week spent defending his long-time friendship with a very controversial pastor, surely no one could be happier than Barack Obama and his campaign to read stories like this, detailing Bill Clinton's assignations with Monica Lewinsky on days when his wife was actually in The White House.
Discussion: TBogg
Associated Press:   Lewinsky and the first lady  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
New Bin Laden Video to be Released UPDATE: We Have Video UPDATE: Muhammad Cartoon Rant  —  UPDATE: We have a copy of the video.  UPDATE: Video can be downloaded here, courtesy of Laura Mansfield.  UPDATE: Embedded video below.  I had uploaded the video first to LiveLeak, but it got messed up somehow.
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Reynolds Out  —  Yet another retirement by a House Republican is imminent.  —  GOP sources confirm that Rep. Tom Reynolds, a Western NY Congressman since 1999 and ex-NRCC chairman, will announce around noon tomorrow in Buffalo that he will not seek re-election this fall.
Henryk M. Broder / Spiegel Online:
How a Film Triggered a Global Panic  —  It is the kind of stunt that has many fearing the worst: Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders plans to release a film about Islam.  Politicians worldwide are already trying to stop the project, before a single scene has been shown.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Ruthe Stein / San Francisco Chronicle:
It's a wrap - ‘Milk’ filming ends in S.F.  —  “Harvey will be coming out soon,” an extra assured the crowd in front of City Hall on a recent Sunday.  They had gathered to be in a scene in “Milk"- the movie about the life and death of Harvey Milk - in which the San Francisco supervisor delivers an impassioned speech.
Gateway Pundit:
Sizing Up Sacrifice- Iraq War vs. Major Battles Since WWII  —  Sizing Up Sacrifice:  —  Click to Enlarge  —  Iraq War (5 years)— 3,990  —  Batan Death March (one week)— 10,000  —  Battle of Guadalcanal (186 days)— 7,099  —  Battle of Guam (20 Days)— 3,000  —  Operation Market Garden (9 days)— 3,664
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
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Discussion: US News
The Onion:
Black Guy Asks Nation For Change
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Ezra Levant:
“A great deal of anger has been expressed”
Discussion: Jay Currie
Rising immigration not linked to crime rates: study
Discussion: TalkLeft
Australian woman to face firing squad
Poll: 71 percent think Iraq spending hurts economy
Yahoo! News:
McCain Adviser: Christian Right a “Serious Problem”
CBS News:
Democrats Leading McCain, But Gap Narrows
 Earlier Items: 
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian
Discussion: Crunchy Con and The Corner
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Court Details Opposition to Bias in Jury Selection
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Hugh Williamson / Financial Times:
Warning on threat to Europe's US links
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
Searching for unity in Leftopia
Discussion: protein wisdom
Fox News:
Obama Camp Rejects New Black Panther Party Endorsement After Removing Web Posting
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: Swampland, Salon and Hullabaloo
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Bush's approval hits new low
Mark Murray / MSNBC: